The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission), a leading utility regulatory agency, is looking for talented senior engineers with gas distribution utility experience, who can make a professional difference in the Nation’s Capital. As a senior engineering professional, you will be deployed on a challenging variety of gas utility regulatory oversight projects, including: ongoing monitoring efforts for $3B+ of gas utility infrastructure upgrades, gas utility merger case activities, gas distribution strategic initiatives and long-term planning reviews, as well as distributed energy resource technologies, including campus and institutional gas-fired cogeneration and related energy systems.
This Senior Engineer-Gas position is in the Office of Infrastructure and System Planning (OISP) of the Commission. The Commission oversees the utility and competitive companies that provide natural gas, electricity, and telecommunication services to District of Columbia ratepayers. The Office of Infrastructure and System Planning (OISP) provides infrastructure, system planning and engineering expertise in support of the Commission's regulatory activities relative to natural gas, electric and local telecommunications services, including infrastructure and systems for the transmission and distribution of natural gas and electricity.
As part of the OISP team, the Senior Engineer-Gas is responsible for providing professional engineering and other technical support on all matters relating to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of all infrastructure and systems utilized by the gas distribution utility providing services in the District. The incumbent may serve as subject matter expert for his/her knowledge area to support the Commission’s vision and strategic direction. He/she will provide technical oversight to the strategic replacement of gas pipelines currently underway, and reviews and advises on the reliability and safety of existing gas utility infrastructure.
The Commission also seeks to optimize work-life balance through an attractive set of work schedule options, including: Flex time schedules, Teleworking options, and Alternative Work Schedules, available to employees after a probationary period and with supervisor’s approval. However, during the Public Health Emergency caused by the coronavirus, all Commission employees will work remotely. Necessary equipment and instruction will be provided. As an organization dedicated to professional development and learning, all Commission staff are encouraged to participate in regulatory and industry association activities, as well as enhance their educational and professional training.
PE certification is required. All applicants with a PE license in a jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia will be required to apply for a District of Columbia PE license within 90 days of hire. Applicants will be required to receive a District of Columbia PE license within 12 months of hire.
DOT PHSMA training and/or qualified certification is also desirable, given relevant experience.
Valid Driver’s License.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME, District Council 20, and you may elect to join the union.
Internal Number: 10628
About Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (PSC) was originally established by Congress in 1913 and was reaffirmed by Congress as an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government in the District of Columbia Home Rule Charter in 1973. The PSC functions as an independent, quasi-judicial agency in the District of Columbia Government.
The mission of the PSC is to serve the public interest by ensuring that financially healthy electric, natural gas, and telecommunications companies provide safe, reliable, and quality services at reasonable rates for District of Columbia residential, business, and government customers.